• Checking out the Charlotte Checkers

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    The Charlotte Checkers will be weekend warriors again, playing 24 of their 38 home games at Bojangles’ Coliseum on weekends.

    With the Checkers moving to the Eastern Conference, the team will play an entirely new slate of opponents this season including Bridgeport (top affiliate of the New York Islanders), Providence (Boston Bruins), Lehigh Valley (Philadelphia Flyers), Rochester (Buffalo Sabres), Hartford (New York Rangers) and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (Pittsburgh Penguins).

    Popular events returning this season include NASCAR Night featuring appearances and an autograph session with top drivers on Jan. 13, Pink in the Rink breast cancer fundraiser on Feb. 17, and an animal-themed final home weekend of the regular season containing Caturday on April 7 and the Pooch Pawty on April 8.

    Postgame skates with Checkers players will be held immediately following Sunday afternoon games on Jan. 21 and Feb. 18.

    Several of the Checkers’ recurring theme nights will return as well, including seven Family Nights where savings of $45 (40 percent) are available on groups of four tickets, six College Nights offering $15 best-available tickets to college students and seven Winning Wednesdays featuring $1 Bud Light draughts and a free ticket to the following Wednesday game should the Checkers win.

    In addition, a Checkers Alumni Night featuring appearances by former players from as far back as the 1960s will be held on March 18.

    Click here to see the complete promotions schedule.

    Single game tickets start at $15 and are available online via Ticketmaster.com and at the Bojangles’ Coliseum box office. For more information, visit gocheckers.com

    Upcoming home games:
    Friday, Jan. 12 at 7:15 p.m. vs. Toronto
    Saturday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. vs. Toronto
    Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. vs. Bridgeport
    Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. vs. Bridgeport
    Saturday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. vs. Rochester
    Sunday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. vs. Rochester
    Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:15 p.m. vs. Springfield
    Saturday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. vs. Springfield

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